The Russian fleet seems to have discovered a new “Bermuda triangle.” Sailing the Barents and the Sea of Japan may turn not just unlucky, but fatal for domestic vessels. For the 2nd half of this year alone, 3 vessels have sunk, one vessel is missing, and a barge has been carried offshore here. Another SOS came today from the Sea of Japan. This time, the Russian trawler STM-18 from Vladivostok is in distress. The vessel is reported to have completely sunk by now. Happily, thanks to prompt reaction from the vessels sailing nearby, the crew has been rescued, 18 sailors being lifted from a life raft. One crew member has been taken to hospital for chilblain treatment.